Faith: Drop, Roll & Throw

Have you ever tried to make huge biblical concepts come alive in your students' lives? Biblical concepts like the one found in Hebrews 11:6 where it says, "Without faith it is impossible to please God." I don't know if you've ever stopped to think about that verse, but that's a big, big deal! So big, that fully digesting those eight simple words can be frustrating if we don't give our students some "doable" specifics on how to live them out.

In this Youth Leader's Coach, using an old school paddleball, powerful Scripture ammo, some fun videos, wadded up paper, and a revised rendition of the "stop, drop and roll" chant we learned as kids, I give my students some "doable" specifics on how to exercise their faith muscle when it comes to difficult situations they are currently facing. Reminding them along the way, the Lord's arms are more than strong enough to carry the weight of our problems that, left to us, are unbearable. Psalm 37:5 sums it all up so well, if we "commit our ways to the Lord; trust in Him...He will act."